Author: Cristina Jimenez

Planned Pandering: Exploiting Social Trends for Profit

It seems that Planned Parenthood has made a new ideological transition. An offshoot of bygone feminist campaigns that sought to normalize abortion, this new pro-choice movement doesn’t merely glamorize the practice. This new movement conflates abortion with a variety of seemingly unrelated social issues and trends. These run the gamut from minority groups to transgender issues. It seems that Planned Parenthood is aggressively exploiting the grievances, concerns, and fear of other people. All of this, of course, is an effort to keep its abortion business running. Now under threat of being federally defunded, Planned Parenthood has ramped up its marketing strategy....

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Could Remilitarizating Japan Bring Stability?

Nearly everyone agrees that North Korea’s recent aggressive actions threaten peace and stability in East Asia. But when it comes to the appropriate response, disagreement reigns supreme. For example, in the wake of the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, some of South Korea’s conservative figures have raised concerns that progressive presidential candidates could soften relations with the rogue communist dictatorship. Likewise, Japan is wrestling with their own response to the North Korean regime. Japan’s questions regarding the nature of their response are considerable, and stem from Japan’s defeat in World War II. Following their surrender, the war-weary Japanese formally abandoned any...

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Can President Trump Make North Korea Stable Again?

No one can argue that the recent actions of the North Korean regime have threatened regional peace. From the assassination of his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, to the launching of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, Kim Jong-un seems to be moving ever closer to a simmering powder keg with a lit match in hand. The recent assassination marks a troubling split between Beijing and Pyongyang, but this isn’t Kim Jong-un’s first alienating gesture. In 2013, he publicly and infamously executed his uncle, Jang Song-thaek. Jang was a close contact of Kim Jong-nam, and Beijing’s man inside North...

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CPAC Illustrates that Conservatism is Still a Big Tent

“We’re different, but where we’re very similar is that he’s very dogged in making sure that every day, the promises that President Trump has made are the promises that we’re working on.” –Reince Priebus on his colleague, Steve Bannon. American patriotism is fundamentally unifying and inclusive. America’s Founding Fathers recognized the importance of faith, belief, and ideology above the divisive wedge issues of their day. Men with often-disparate beliefs came together to craft the documents that laid the foundation for the United States. In doing so, they recognized that the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...

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Jackie Was Private Too: Why Melania is Wise to Lay Low

When you agree to be First Lady of the United States, you also agree to become a public commodity, understanding that your entire existence will be largely interpreted through the media lens for the next four to eight years of your life. It is well known that our current FLOTUS, Melania Trump, has been criticized for everything from whom she married, to the style of her hair and even her Eastern European accent (looking at you, tolerant left). She has not only been a hot target of bullying from the public, but from the media as well. One form,...

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